Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Gorgeous Backyard Affair


We were recently involved in the planning of a backyard reception after the couple were married in Vegas.  The reception had a very simple budget and one goal: to celebrate their love with their closest friends and family.  I believe this goal was definitely achieved!

Months leading up to the reception, clear wine bottles were collected, washed and labels removed in order to serve sweet tea...


Hundreds of hours were spent creating these lovely paper roses for the centerpieces...

White tablecloths with a burlap runner covered each long table...


For months, mismatched plates in shades of green and yellow were collected from thrift stores and garage sales along with mismatched silverware...

After the catered BBQ dinner, guests were invited to sit on bales of hay by a fire pit and roast s'mores ...

When it began to get dark, candles scattered over the tables provided the ambiance for dancing and socializing late into the evening.  


Isn't that lovely?!?! 

It is important to remember that you don't need an enormous budget in order to have a wonderful, thoughtful, romantic and beautiful wedding.  

Happy Planning!

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7 comments:

Jess said...

i love this! it's so simple but you can just tell everyone would have a good time.

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

I love the combo of the yellow and brown! Those paper flowers are wonderful!

And such nice calligraphy on a LEMON! Tricky, I imagine!!!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

love this! so simple & charming. Love the non matching plates & the smores.

Tim and Jennifer said...

i LOVE the smores idea, how fun :)

Katee Grace said...

oh your style is right up my alley!!
BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!

Mary said...

Oh wow, this is so cute! I'm sure everyone had a fantastic time. Surprisingly for me, I really like the burlap, it adds a certain rustic, homey touch! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love the "roses" and what a great idea to reuse wine bottles! Thanks for some great ideas...